He was having a heart attack. He was only forty-four years old. He had no family history of heart disease, was not overweight or diabetic, and did not have high. We Can Prevent and Even Reverse Coronary Artery Heart Disease. Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Jr., MD, Preventive Medicine Consultant. Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease. By Caldwell B. Esselstyn Jr., MD. The Revolutionary, Scientifically Proven, Nutrition-Based Cure.

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Do not bank on your genes to give you a disease free life just because your grandpa lived till he was It took nearly six hours for endothelial function to spring back to normal in the fast food group.

No, he answered, that’s not the key.

I highly recommend this book to anyone with family history of heart disease, for anyone as a preventative, and to anyone who has been told by their physician there is nothing else that can be done. Get cholesterol below Esselstyn insists that heart disease can be eliminated and even reversed in some cases, and that it is possible to make ourselves heart disease eseslstyn by fully adopting his dietary approach.

How a couple weeks before last Christmas I woke with pain in my chest and asked my husband to take me to the hospital — it turned out didease be a false alarm and I told no one about it — not my mom, not my kids, not my friends.

Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease by Caldwell B. Esselstyn Jr. M.D. | : Books

Like Campbell, Esselstyn has a way of writing scientifically but putting it in layman’s terms. Esselstyn, a former surgeon at the Cleveland Clinic and husband of the granddaughter of the founder of that institution, believes a plant-based diet could eliminate — I didn’t remember him qualifying that — heart disease, diabetes and maybe ev This book first caught my attention when Bill Clinton appeared on CNN and told how its strict, even severe, diet aand, helped him lose an extraordinary amount of weight.

Nov 26, Rich Szabo rated it capdwell was amazing. When there is sufficient nitric oxide in our blood, it keeps blood flowing fluidly and helps eliminate the stickiness of blood vessels which is caused by high lipid levels. I really appreciated his chapter about oils in this book as well. The patients who had the drug treatment to lower cholesterol had fewer hospitalizations for chest pain and fewer heart attacks than those who underwent angioplasty and standard postoperative care.


Third off, read this book though I would start with The China Study even if you don’t know a single person with heart disease or affected by it which is highly unlikely because it will impact you.

Books by Caldwell B. Her results in 6 months? Those patients told by expert cardiologists 20 years ago that they had less than a year to live who are alive and well in are a particularly compelling story. I had to sit down. View all 6 comments. Considering the worldwide prevalence of coronary artery disease this book should become the bestseller of all times.

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And in practice, doctors are not rewarded for educating patients about the merits of truly healthy lifestyles. It is not an essential pillar of medical education; each generation of medical students learns about a different set of pills and procedures, but receives almost no training in disease prevention.

The bottom line of the nutritional program I recommend is that it contains not a single item of any food known to cause or promote the development of vascular disease. He proved with some very sick people over the course of a 20 year study that the answer lies with the individual and the things he puts in his mouth.

Want to Read saving…. Jan 09, Brent McCulley rated it it was amazing. Esselstyn was a surgeon at the Cleveland clinic for 35 years and eventually saw angioplasty, bi-passes, and all other invasive techniques as a bandaid to symptoms of a serious disease rather than a cure.

Apr 03, Mark rated it really liked it Shelves: Colin Campbell Foreword by. This is a clear message medicine must embrace and share with the public.

Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease: The Revolutionary, Scientifically Proven, Nutrition-Based Cure

I decided to get my cholesterol tested. Esselsytn describes the medical approach to heart disease as akin to waiting till someone has jumped off a cliff before trying to rescue them- often times its already too late. Campbell and Esselstyn give many examples how this diet does just that.


I may give it a try but then I think of book club dinners, etc prevennt so I have to gear up for it. Feb 01, Pages.

Apr 27, Patricia added it Recommends it for: Both my husband and I LOVE eating this way – I won’t say it was easy and to be honest at times I wondered if I could do it but now it is our lifestyle.

I feel like I’ve already read it but want to get the first-hand experience.

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Esselstyn has proven, beyond any doubt, that changing to a healthy lifestyle will stop and even reverse heart disease. It is hard to deny the evidence, mounting with every passing year, that people who have spent a lifetime consuming the typical American diet are in dire trouble. His cardiologists, worried about the recurrence of angina, asked for more tests to see what was going on. Here are the facts. The cost of this epidemic is enormous—greater, by far, than that of any other disease.

But here is the truly shocking statistic: My former boss passed away from a heart attack at 42, and a college teacher passed away from a heart attack at A minute or two after that, the chest pain started. This is extremely important, because heart disease kills at least half of all people in the country.

I had operated all day. Further to heart attacks, there have been strong evidence suggesting the correlation between erectile dysfunction and heart disease.

By then, the thought of another egg for breakfast usually makes me nauseous. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Esselstyn’s patients continue to follow his program and remain heart-attack proof.

His findings are based on scientific, peer-reviewed study. I couldn’t put it down and finished it in hours and I don’t consider myself a fast reader, at least not compared to my mom. Esselstyn’s book, and immediately downloaded it to my Kindle.